SMI 2022 Schedule

Times are US Central. Details subject to change.

On-site sessions are taking place in Light Hall, with the exception of the Wednesday evening social and poster session in Langford Auditorium (Vanderbilt University campus map and parking information).

Links for virtual access were emailed to registered participants before the conference; email biostatistics[at]vumc[dot]org or cierra[dot]streeter[at]vumc[dot]org if assistance is needed.

For meals, there's an array of options on campus, and the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association offers a resource list. (We advise checking on current hours/locations before traveling to any destination.) The "Lunch" links below will open pages with additional recommendations. 

See the list of organizers, instructors, and authors to search by name or affiliation. Click on the poster session link to view those presenters and co-authors.

Wednesday, May 18

4:00–7:00 p.m. Virtual poster session (on Gathertown)

Wednesday, May 25


All Wednesday programs
except the evening social and poster session
in Light Hall, Room 202 

8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration table open - North Lobby
9:00–10:30 a.m.

HINT: A hierarchical covariate-adjusted ICA toolbox for cross-sectional and longitudinal fMRI studies (mini-course)

10:30–10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Spatial clustering of immune cells from multiplex immunofluorescence using R package spatialTIME and iTIME application (mini-course)

12:15–2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00–4:00 p.m.

ciftiTools: A package for reading, writing, visualizing, and manipulating CIFTI files in R (mini-course)

4:00–4:15 p.m. Break
4:15–5:30 p.m.

Student paper award winners

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Evening social and poster session 
(presenters in attendance 5:30–6:30 p.m.)
Langford Auditorium

Thursday, May 26


Session 1

Light Hall, Room 202

Session 2

Light Hall, Room 512

8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration table open - North Lobby
8:15–8:30 a.m. Opening remarks
8:30–9:30 a.m. Keynote address: Nicole Lazar - Light Hall, Room 202
9:30–9:45 a.m. Break        
9:45–11:00 a.m. Statistical models and methods for brain electrophysiological signals, part 1  Recent advances in multiple sclerosis image analysis
11:05 a.m.–noon Statistical models and methods for brain electrophysiological signals, part 2  Collaborative case study: Fostering discoveries in fMRI studies of neurodegeneration through surface-based processing and spatial Bayesian modeling
noon–2:00 p.m.  Lunch           
2:00–3:15 p.m. Statistical methods for complex objects Modern statistical analysis on neuroimaging
3:15–3:30 p.m. Break         
3:30–4:45 p.m. Novel statistical modeling for human brain network Statistical analysis of high-dimensional neuroimaging data
4:50–6:05 p.m. Recent advances in modeling of functional and multi-object data in the context of unimodal and multimodal brain imaging Analysis of brain imaging data using shape-restricted modeling, tensor modeling and directional network modeling

Friday, May 27


Session 1

Light Hall, Room 208

Session 2

Light Hall, Room 214

8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration table open - North Lobby
9:00–10:00 a.m. Founder's talk: Daniel Rowe - Light Hall, Room 208
10:05–11:05 a.m. Keynote address: John Gore - Light Hall, Room 208
11:05–11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. New approaches for normalization and cell phenotyping in multiplex immunofluorescence imaging data Advanced statistical methods for the analysis of surface-based neuroimaging data
12:30–2:00 p.m.  Lunch          
2:00–3:15 p.m. Spatial analysis techniques in multiplex single-cell imaging Collaborative case study: Engineering and statistical models for error quantifications in comparative 3D microscopy for physical match analysis 
3:15–3:30 p.m. Break         
3:30–4:45 p.m. New statistical and machine learning methods for complex imaging data Causal inference in imaging genetic studies
4:50–6:05 p.m. Recent advances in statistical learning methods for imaging data Recent advances in neuroimaging statistics for investigating human brain function and disorders
6:05–6:15 p.m. Closing remarks - Light Hall, Room 208


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Light HallPhoto: Susan Urmy / Vanderbilt University Medical Center